'Team Hatzidakis' works together closely to provide continuity in patient care; allowing for a streamlined, efficient care cycle for each individual. My team members are dedicated to ensure the highest professional level of care is provided to all patients treated at Western Orthopaedics, PC, and share a special interest in the specialty of shoulder and elbow. Each of my PA's are highly qualified in diagnosing and treating injuries and disorders of the shoulder and elbow. Our team mentality results in highly effective care for all of our patients.
Rose Christensen, PA-C
Rose is originally from Michigan but moved to California where she lived for several years obtaining her undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees. She received high honors from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Sports-Medicine/Pre-Med. While at Pepperdine and shortly after, she participated in various research projects under her professors and worked in local Orthopaedic practices, such as Santa Monica Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group and Orthopaedic Specialists of North County San Diego, gaining invaluable experience. She then went on to obtain a masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California ranking in the top ten of her class. Directly following, she participated in a Physician Assistant Orthopaedic residency program through Arrowhead Orthopaedics in Redlands, California. Rose came to Denver and joined the Western Orthopaedics team under Dr. Armodios Hatzidakis and Dr. Kevin Nagamani in the fall of 2012. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants.
Claudine P. Richter, MMS, PA-C
Dina was born and raised in Iowa and attended Bellevue University for her undergraduate degree. There, she obtained her dual Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and biology in 2005 and immediately began working in a breast cancer research lab at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Shortly after, she moved to Kansas City where she worked in a research lab at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Dina and her husband moved to Denver in February of 2010 and continued her research path working at the University of Colorado Denver until she started PA school. She attended Red Rocks Community College’s Physician Assistant Program and concurrently completed her Master of Medical Science from Saint Francis University in 2018. She joined Western Orthopaedics in Fall of 2018 as part of Dr. Hatzidakis’ team working in both the clinical and research settings. Dina enjoys most things outdoors including skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and hiking with her husband in her spare time. She is an active member of the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistant.
Tyler was born and raised in Rocklin, California (just outside of Sacramento). He moved to San Diego for his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University where he received his bachelor’s in Kinesiology. After receiving his B.S. at SDSU, he attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA for his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. After receiving his masters from Western, he worked at a private orthopedic practice in San Diego primarily specializing on the spine. Tyler moved to Denver and joined the Western Orthopaedics team under Dr. Armodios Hatzidakis in the Summer of 2020. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing tennis, biking, skiing, hiking...and just about anything outside. He is an active member of the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.